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How Much Have Vacuum Cleaners Changed?
According to Mental Floss, the “PUFFING BILLY,” THE FIRST POWER VACUUM, WAS HORSE-DRAWN …
In 1901, British engineer Hubert Cecil Booth invented the first powered vacuum cleaner, likely inspired by American inventor John S. Thurman’s “pneumatic carpet renovator,” which cleaned by blowing rather than drawing air. Booth’s “Puffing Billy” ran on gasoline and was towed around on a horse-drawn cart due to its massive size. It provided paid “Vacuum Cleaning” services via tubes snaked into the windows of homes or commercial buildings. (http://mentalfloss.com/article/63990/get-sucked-these-11-facts-about-history-vacuum-cleaner)
This photo is from another interesting article from the History of Professional Carpet Cleaning showing the vacuum tubes feeding into the windows of the building.
According to a third article, by 1910, home vacuum cleaners were as powerful as they are today, but personally, I like living in the age of filter bags. 🙂